Students Honored for Starting GoGlean, Maryland!

  • Upper School

Key students were recently honored during the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Virtual Volunteer Appreciation Night for founding the Maryland chapter of GoGlean, Inc. Carrie Vaughn, vegetable production manager of Claggett Farm, gave the group a special mention during the event for their labor on gleaning produce at the farm after the harvest in order to contribute to local food banks and reduce food waste.

GoGlean was started as a non-profit organization in Florida by high-school age cousins of Key student Henry Robbins ‘22. After hearing about their work last spring and with COVID in its early stages, Henry stated, “We decided to start the Maryland Chapter primarily because it was a great way to serve others while getting outdoors!” 

Joining in what will be a continuing effort were fellow juniors CJ Campbell, Eli Bohorquez, Will Ebersole, David Esaw, and Max Perlin; ninth grader Owen Moyer; Key alum Teddy Robbins ‘18; as well as some friends from Broadneck High School. 

Will Ebersole summed up the experience by saying “Gleaning was a really rewarding experience because not only did I get to get outside and have some fun but I could walk away knowing I made a positive impact on the community…it ended up being the highlight of my week for a solid part of the summer.”
 
Congratulations to all of you for going that extra mile to give back to your community in a time of need while keeping safe! Follow the group on Instagram.